Book — 1 online resource (xxvi, 385 pages) Digital: data file.
The precautionary principle in contemporary environmental policy and politics-- a mandate for anticipatory preventative action-- the precautionary approach to chemicals management-- burdens of proof-- the precautionary principle as a screening device-- precautionary science-- the political economy of precaution-- precaution and respect-- a map of the precautionary principle-- precaution in Scotland-- use of the principle in law-- alternatives assessment-- bonds to protect the environment-- corporate disclosure-- democracy and precaution in action-- the International Joint Commission-- applying the principle to agriculture-- corporate decision-making-- public health concerns-- cleaner production and the precautionary principle-- precaution and endocrine disruption.
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The "Precautionary Principle" is seen by environmentalists and public health experts as the key to protecting ecological and human health. This book describes the scientific and philosophical foundations of the principle of precautionary action. It explains the functions of the principle in activities as diverse as agriculture and manufacturing, how to know when precautionary action is needed and who decides what action will (or will not) be taken. (source: Nielsen Book Data)